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Buckingham County High School

Public | 9-12 | 613 students

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3 reviews of this school


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Posted May 30, 2014

This school is not the best. It is also not the worst. I believe they do the best they can with the limited resources that they have. As a parent, it is my job to ensure that whatever gaps are left are filled. It is worth it to me to remain because my children here are able to benefit from accelerated educational programs, where they may be overlooked in a larger school system. Here, in a rural environment, they have the chance to learn and also to explore outside the school building. A more academically rigorous system or a more urban educational system would not permit that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2009

The administration at this school is of no help, and do not know information on your child when you go to a scheduled appointment with them. Will give you cell phone numbers if there is an ongoing problem but good luck getting a hold of anyone. I am still waiting after a week!! They will not follow thru with any problems. I have more children to put thru the hs and I am not looking forward to it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2008

This school is filled with third rate teachers & administrators. The narrow minded-ness of these so called teachers is frightening. They perpetuate meanness, ignorance & bigotry.


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2007-2008, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".

About the tests


Virginia school accreditation ratings reflect student achievement on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other assessments in English, history/social science, math and science. The 2009-2010 ratings are based on passing rates on tests taken during the 2008-2009 school year or on overall achievement during the three most recent years. Schools are identified as either Fully Accredited, Accredited with Warning, Conditionally Accredited or Accreditation Denied.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 76% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 76% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
95%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 83% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 89% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
English: Writing

The state average for English: Writing was 87% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
96%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Virginia and United States History

The state average for Virginia and United States History was 86% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
97%
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 85% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
World History I

The state average for World History I was 84% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
92%
World History II

The state average for World History II was 85% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
100%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students63%
Female students70%
Male students58%
Black students75%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students56%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English63%

Algebra II

All Students68%
Female students68%
Male students68%
Black students55%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English68%

Biology

All Students84%
Female students85%
Male students84%
Black students78%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%

Chemistry

All Students91%
Female students95%
Male students86%
Black students87%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English91%

Earth Science

All Students82%
Female students79%
Male students84%
Black students70%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%

English: Reading

All Students88%
Female students87%
Male students89%
Black students85%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial100%
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%

English: Writing

All Students82%
Female students86%
Male students78%
Black students79%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial83%
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%

Geometry

All Students75%
Female students77%
Male students73%
Black students63%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

History and Social Science

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Math

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Virginia and United States History

All Students78%
Female students78%
Male students79%
Black students74%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English78%

World Geography

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

World History I

All Students80%
Female students78%
Male students82%
Black students68%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%

World History II

All Students86%
Female students85%
Male students87%
Black students74%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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78 Knights Rd.
Buckingham, VA 23921
Phone: (434) 969-6160

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